Book review: Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost TalkersGhost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book made me cry. Twice.

The setup: World War I setting. Ginger Stuyvesant is an American who is part of the Spirit Corps. They function like the USO as a cover for their activities in taking reports from the ghosts of soldiers who have died on the front.

Not all of the deaths are from the war part. A mystery needs to be solved.

This is a novel about perseverance in wartime, after terrible things have happened, and will continue to happen. It’s about understanding the importance of the folks in your life while you can, not overlooking people who can help where it’s needed, and honoring their presence when it fades–especially when that is completely beyond your control.

May I have the grace and perseverance of the London Branch. Always.


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About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a nine time Hugo Award winning editor and podcaster. In her day job, she is Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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